Happiness

Happiness

She introduces herself as Lethabo “Happy” Sebopa. Lethabo means happy – so happy happy.

I asked her where the happy came from: she says she is just happy. She likes laughing, she loves kids and have been able to combine these two characteristics into an internship in the community of Windsor at the Tshepo Community Development Initiative after-care.

Lethabo graduated from matric in 2018 and was looking for a job to keep her busy during her gap-year, before enrolling for her degree in Psychology.

Action Against Poverty – Mandela Day 2019

Action Against Poverty – Mandela Day 2019

The aim of Mandela day, an annual event, on 18 July is to think outside of ourselves. Do set 67 minutes of your time apart to live actively in your community – not just help but notice how others life.  It is dedicated to the 67 years Nelson Mandela fought for a free,...
Great gifts!

Great gifts!

Late in 2018  Tshepo received a wonderful gift. A big gift. A gift that was we talked about, dreamed about but that seemed far.. Random Acts of Kindness: Dischem Foundation and Talk Radio 702 sponsored a shower facility to Tshepo Community Development Initiative. Our...
One Small Step for Man…

One Small Step for Man…

It takes one: just one man, one story and one success to put a smile on my face and hope in my heart…

Mias is close to retirement, but he has no plans of actually retiring. With a new part of his life just starting, he has got all kinds of plans: he wants to still work, make a life for himself.

Moses from Malawi

Moses from Malawi

I spend two weeks in 2015 in Malawi, not getting far unfortunately, as I fell ill. What I do remember of the country, is the vast open spaces and it’s friendly, inviting people.   Moses is no different. He greets me with a kind smile.   I had to wait a long time to...
Dili from Peddie

Dili from Peddie

Dili has a deep voice, we talk underneath a tree, traffic buzzing in the background.   Dili has been in Joburg since 1980. In my mind he now is a Joburger.   Phumlelo Dili, originally hails from a small town in the Eastern Cape called Peddie, just south-west of Bisho,...